CAL Fire Awards Urban Forestry Grants to Sacramento to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) announced today the Sacramento area recipients of Urban Forestry Grants awarded by CAL FIRE.  These grants were awarded statewide for the purpose of improving urban forests and reducing greenhouse gas emissions while beautifying California for generations to come.

“Urban Forestry Grants helps trees and new plantings that in turn provide us with cleaner air and water, a reduction of storm water run-off, and cooler summer temperatures,” said Assemblymember McCarty. “Trees play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gasses and help maintain Sacramento’s reputation as the City of Trees.”

Assemblymember McCarty's Preschool for All Act Passes Senate Committee with Bi-Partisan Support

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Today, the Senate Education Committee passed Assembly Bill (AB) 47, the Preschool for Act (Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento) on a bi-partisan vote. This measure requires the state to provide funding for all children who are eligible for the state preschool program, who do not have access to Transitional Kindergarten or Head Start, with the opportunity to enroll in the program.

Another View: Legislature gave UC budget options to achieve

The Sacramento Bee’s editorial, “State, UC disappoint with budget tricks” (June 28), regarding the UC budget seems to scold the Legislature for not simply writing a blank check with no oversight or direction. Context is needed to understand why this budget is the most generous in nearly a decade, while asking UC to reprioritize access for California students.

Let’s start with this: We support UC and UC students. Beginning with a plan proposed last November by Speaker Toni Atkins, the Assembly sought to boost funding for UC over Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 4 percent increase.

UC Davis, other campuses boost nonresident enrollment

University of California campuses are accepting fewer freshmen from California this fall,making good on a threat to boost revenues with out-of-state tuition if lawmakers did not provide more funding.

UC Davis will have one of the largest increases of nonresident freshmen among the UC campuses – 2,100 more than in 2014 – if all of them show up, according to information released Thursday.UC Davis has sent out 1,999 fewer acceptance letters to Californians than last fall.